Defensive Cyber Operations Engineer - Colorado Springs

Cyber Security
00050835 Requisition #
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In this role you will have the opportunity to be part of a multi-discipline team supporting a dynamic and meaningful work program for the Air Force Space Command. You will help design and prototype an enterprise-level Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) capability that spans multiple programs and systems. You’ll also have the opportunity to think like the adversary and develop advanced analytics to help detect malicious cyber activity.
Additionally, as a cybersecurity engineer in MITRE’s Cyber Operations and Effects Technical Center, you’ll be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organization the performs internal research as well as engaging in cybersecurity missions across a wide variety of organizations. We work across MITRE’s R&D centers, in both the federal civilian and national security space, to provide cross-cutting solutions to some of today’s most complex operational cybersecurity issues.
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.
Key Functions:
  • Perform cybersecurity engineering to improve the collection, transport, processing, and storage of cybersecurity data for analysis
  • Prototype end to end capabilities that span both legacy and new systems
  • Develop advanced analytics to detect cyber adversary activity
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience in cybersecurity operations, such as working in a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Experience developing and integrating tools to support defensive cyber operations
  • Some programming background with knowledge of Python
  • Willingness to jump in and learn new skills
  • Eagerness to collaborate across the team and across MITRE to bring to bear the best ideas and research
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Red Teaming and ability to approach DCO with an adversarial mindset
  • Experience with ELK (Elastic, Logstash, Kibana) or other data analytics platforms
  • Experience with network monitoring tools, including Suricata and Bro
  • Experience with Apache Spark
  • Experience with other programming languages other than Python
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices
  • Experience with IT automation and orchestration technology (Puppet preferred)
  • Experience with CentOS or other Linux distributions
  • Familiarity with Endpoint Detection and Response tools
  • Knowledge of the Air Force Space Command mission

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